Thursday, February 14, 2013

County Sheriff Wants Unmanned Drones

The Alameda County Sheriff’s Department could become the first law enforcement agency in California to use unmanned drones. Sheriff Gregory Ahern says he wants to buy one or two small drones to use in search & rescue and other missions. Some civil rights advocates say the drones threaten privacy and could be used for surveillance and intelligence gathering at political protests. Christopher Martinez reports from Oakland.